“Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism. Visits to communist- controlled Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1979 cemented his preference for conservatism and his distaste for the fraud of communism and socialism, initiating a desire to do something about it. From thereon he dedicated himself to helping organize underground seminars for the young people oppressed behind the iron curtain.
Another suave and savage commentary from Pat Condell.
An Islamist culture of rape is spreading like cancer across Europe. It can and will happen here unless we take some common sense steps regarding immigration.
Barack Obama has left a trail of ruin and misery in his eight year wake. From the collapsing Obamacare to his capitulation to the terrorist regime of Iran, to the abdication of world leadership to Russia and China, Obama and the postmodern Democrats seem intent on only one mission: to turn America into an iron-fisted regulatory state run by weaponized bureaucrats.
Michael J. Totten one of the finest foreign correspondents in the world has penned a superb memo regarding foreign policy to whomever wins the 2016 Presidential election.
I agree with most everything Totten writes except when he claims that it’s too late to turn back the deal with Iran. In fact, there is no deal with Iran beyond Obama’s secret executive agreements. No written treaty exists between America and Iran except in the fevered imagination of Democrat loyalists who prefer the warm embrace of delusion over cold reality.
Dear President-Elect, the world is beset by a constellation of problems – international terrorism, rogue states, and a renascent expansionist Russia. You will not be able to democratize the Middle East or diplomatically “engage” your way with the Vladimir Putins and Ali Khameneis of the world. These are problems to be managed rather than solved. At least the Israelis, who have become masters of this art, can commiserate with your unenviable role.
The other day I spent some time with one of my closest friends here in Los Angeles. He is a successful businessman, a father, an Orthodox Jew. Recently, he and his lovely wife took a trip to Prague and Budapest. I asked him if they had a good time. My friend hesitated, smiled, and kind of shook his head as if unsure what the word fun means.
“I’ll tell you, Robert, both cities were beautiful…”
“Lots of cobblestones, right?”